St. Agnes, Sigel, SD
Stanwell PerpetualEnfant de France
It was cool today with a light drizzle. It's the kinda day when doing an unpleasant task sort of fits. I've last a number of roses over the last couple of years to rose rosette disease (RRD) and today I had to remove Zephirine Droughin. This was a beautiful rose and will be missed. RRD on this rose looked like this.
I've added azaleas to my garden over the last 30 years as more areas became shady. I didn't realize until I was looking at the garden in the rain today as to how often I picked red ones. Here are five different red azaleas in bloom today.